Dave Sifry’s newest State of the Blogosphere is up. He calls it the State of the Live Web – April 2007. You can gorge on stats and charts relating to the blogosphere. Here’s his summary of what’s new:

  • 70 million weblogs
  • About 120,000 new weblogs each day, or…
  • 1.4 new blogs every second
  • 3000-7000 new splogs (fake, or spam blogs) created every day
  • Peak of 11,000 splogs per day last December
  • 1.5 million posts per day, or…
  • 17 posts per second
  • Growing from 35 to 75 million blogs took 320 days (Ed note: slower growth than previously when it took 180 days to go from 5 to 10 million blogs)
  • 22 blogs among the top 100 blogs among the top 100 sources linked to in Q4 2006 – up from 12 in the prior quarter (this is a bit garbled; what he’s saying is that there are now 22 blogs in the top 100 most popular Web sites; the rest are mainstream media sites – and that users aren’t distinguishing between MSM and top blogs for news and information)
  • Japanese the #1 blogging language at 37% (interesting, huh?!)
  • English second at 33%
  • Chinese third at 8% (generally agreed that this number is lower than it should be because blockers prevent Technorati from counting all Chinese blogs)
  • Italian fourth at 3%
  • Farsi a newcomer in the top 10 at 1%
  • English the most even in postings around-the-clock
  • Tracking 230 million posts with tags or categories
  • 35% of all February 2007 posts used tags (Sifry makes note of the increase in the use of tags )
  • 2.5 million blogs posted at least one tagged post in February

Blogosphere continues to grow (but more slowly)

Below is the growth in the total number of blogs. Not surprisingly, the rate of growth has slowed.


Japanese overtakes English